Incident at 6957 Chasewood
March 12, 2007 --Houston police
are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 6957 Chasewood
on March 10, 2007 about 10:50 p.m.
The victim is identified as John Dove (b/m, DOB:
11-24-79). He sustained a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead
at the scene.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant W.P. Booth and
Officer A.D. Brown reported:
A husband and wife went out for the evening leaving
their 13 year-old juvenile at home with their two other children
and a niece. Upon returning, they observed an unknown vehicle
parked in the parking space of their condominium. As the father
approached the back door of the condo, he observed two people
appear in front of a back window. The father of the juvenile opened
the door and observed two people run out the front door. The father
went to his closet, retrieved a shotgun and went out the back
door in search of the intruders.
The mother of the juvenile entered their residence
and called 911. While she was speaking to the police operator,
she received a phone call from an unknown male. The mother learned
that this male is the same person who fled her residence shortly
before, later identified as John Dove. Mr. Dove told the mother
that he was coming back to talk to her. As Dove approached the
residence, he became involved in a heated argument with the mother
over the phone. The father returned to his driveway and found
his wife on the phone. He saw a male (Dove) walking toward his
wife, talking on the phone and using profanity. The father realized
that this was one of the people who fled his residence earlier
and confronted him, asking him what he was doing in his house
with his daughter. The father told police that Dove became combative
and made a gesture that he took as threatening. The father fired
one shot from his shotgun and left the location.
When police arrived, the mother told them that
she did not know the whereabouts of her 13 year-old daughter.
At that time, it was unclear whether the child had been taken
from the residence or left on her own. An Amber alert was issued
and later cancelled when the juvenile returned home from a friend’s
house unharmed. It was later determined that the juvenile was
the other person seen leaving the condo earlier in the night.
It was also determined that the car parked in
the family’s driveway was that of Mr. Dove. Charges against
the father are pending review by the Fort Bend County District
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